Enrollment and Plan Coverage
Find the Coverage that is Right for You
See if Optima Health is available to you.
We've got you covered if you live or work in the Greater Hampton Roads Region:
If you live or work in our enrollment area, you may be eligible to enroll. Find by using our zip code tool or the enrollment map below.
Greater Hampton Roads region
Chesapeake Mathews Suffolk Franklin Newport News Surry Gloucester Norfolk Virginia Beach Hampton Poquoson Williamsburg Isle of Wight Portsmouth York James City Southampton
How do I know if I'm eligible for enrollment?
If you are a COVA employee who lives or works in Greater Hampton Roads region as highlighted in the coverage map above or zip code tool then you are likely eligible for coverage under Optima Health Plan HMO for COVA employees. Alternatively, you can find out if the plan is available using our zip code tool.
Greater Hampton Roads region is defined as: Gloucester, Hampton, James City, Mathews, Newport News, Poquoson, Williamsburg, York, Chesapeake, Franklin, Isle of Wright, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Southampton, Suffolk, Surry, Virginia Beach), then you are likely eligible for coverage under Optima Health Plan HMO for COVA employees. Additionally you must be eligible as specified in Department of Human Resources Management of Virginia guidelines.
How can I choose Optima Health?
Eligible COVA employees may enroll in the Optima Health Plan HMO through one of two methods:
- Click on the "EmployeeDirect" link at www.dhrm.virginia.gov
- Complete and return an Enrollment Form to your agency’s Benefits Administrator.
Does the plan coverage extend beyond Hampton Roads?
Yes, in addition to these counties specified above, Optima Health HMO plan offers coverage across the state of Virginia and includes out-of-area dependent coverage for children living outside the state (for example student away at college).
If you are unsure about coverage in your area, then use the find doctors instructions to discover if network coverage is available in your area of interest.
In addition Virtual Visits are covered at no cost to you, when MDLive is accessed through Optima Health.
Do I have coverage while traveling outside of Virginia or the United States?
As part of your Optima Health Plan you can receive travel assistance that can handle your medical emergencies while on travel. You and any dependents on your Optima Health Plan are covered when traveling 100 miles or more away from your permanent residence, or to another country. Treatment and services, other than emergency services, received while traveling outside of the United States of America are not covered.
Last Updated: 6/13/2019